DETROIT (AP) — Flooding from a water main break has forced some street closures in downtown Detroit around Campus Martius.
Water flowed from underground onto the streets before dawn Tuesday. WWJ-AM reports crews stopped the flow later Tuesday morning.
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Deputy Director Darryl Latimer says the problem was with a 24-inch water main. The Detroit News reports the break left several buildings in the area without water service. Some basement flooding also is expected.
Such breaks have been common in Detroit amid the persistent cold. Last week, a broken water main flooded a several-block area in southwest Detroit.
Recent water main breaks also have caused problems in other Michigan communities.